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Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie

25 Jul

Hi everyone!

Have to share this delicious and super easy recipe with you all (are you picking up on a theme here?) Mr. R originally found this recipe for fresh strawberry pie here in The Test Kitchen, and it was a hit when we debuted it at a family 4th of July party. Needless to say, this is going to be our go-to dish to bring anywhere!

Last weekend we went to a BBQ and brought two pies. Everyone loved them!


-2.5 lbs. fresh, whole strawberries

– 3/4 c sugar

– 2 tbs. cornstarch

– 1.5 tsp. pectin

– pinch slat

– pie sheet

– whipped cream


First, bake your crust and let cool. We used frozen, pre-made crusts, but if you’re feeling adventurous, here is a recipe for a pie crust from Simply Recipes.

Puree 6 large strawberries until smooth

In a bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch, pectin and salt. Mix it in with the strawberry puree.

Bring mixture to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes, stirring the whole time. After it cooks, transfer the gel-like mix to a bowl, add 1 tsp. lemon juice. Cool filling.

Add whole strawberries to puree and mix

Pile filling into pie crust

Let cool in fridge 2 hours. Then add whipped cream and enjoy. This recipe makes one pie… but you may need two 😉




Recipe: Banana Liquado

21 Jul

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Mr. R and I started our morning with this super easy, delicious banana milkshake. The recipe is courtesy of my dad; he’s been making this Mexican milkshake for us since before I can remember, which makes it so much better every time I make them!

The “recipe” is actually more of an ingredients list with “add to taste” instructions, but I’ll do my best to share as much as possible!


– 2 ripe bananas, cut into chunks

– 1 tray of ice cubes (about 16)

– 1.5 cups of milk

– 2 tbsps. brown sugar

– 1 tsp. cinnamon


– In a blender, mix ice cubes, bananas, brown sugar and milk

– Once liquified, add cinnamon on top for garnish

– Makes 2 milkshakes!


Recipe: Banana Smores!

12 Jul

Hi yall!

This post deserves to start with a YUM! Mr. R recently got a new grill, so I had been scouring Pinterest for great grilling recipes, when I stumbled up this gem… a recipe for banana smores via  QuickDish. Like I said- YUM!

This dessert was so quick and easy to make! I would highly recommend it. It should take about 10 minutes of prep time, and only about 2-3 minutes on the grill. Here’s everything you need:

– Bananas

– Small marshmallows

– Chocolate chips

– Biscoff Crackers (crumbled), or, the original recipe says you can use Cinnamon Toast Crunch, too!

– Vanilla Ice Cream

Once I had everything out, I made sure I had my recipe up (which I didn’t even need!)

First, prep everthing you are going to need. Crumble the cookies, have the chocolate chips and marshmallows on standby, and cut a slit down the length of the banana. Oh, and you should have your grill pre-heated too, to medium heat.

Once you are prepped, stuff the bananas with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Try not to let them break all the way down, or you’ll end up with a sandwich like I did! If that does indeed happen, you can use toothpicks to hold it together.

Once they are stuffed, roll them up and stick them on the grill for 2-3 minutes.

Here’s what they “should” turn out like. I didn’t get a good after picture (because we just wanted to eat!!), but I promise I will try it again soon and post one then!  Once they are done “grilling” simply unwrap and top with a scoop of ice cream. Then, enjoy!

Talk soon!


Rum Sauce Recipes

10 Jul

Hi yall!

So after seeing this delicious post this weekend, Mr. R and I were inspired. We wanted to create the world’s best rum sauce, to top off our Banana Smores (which are worthy of a whole different post!)

So we set off to make the yummy rum sauce, only to find out the site only listed the recipe, but no measurements. Bummer. That easily meant that the first try was a major failure. On the second try, we got it right (or better, at least!) See it topping our “healthy” fruit snack?

Rum sauce on pineapples, blueberries and strawberries

The recipe we ended up going with is below. I would love to try out some new recipes for a fantastic Rum Sauce (or any variation!) if anyone has one to share!

Rum Sauce:


–       1 tbsp butter

–       ¼ c brown sugar

–       1 tbsp flour

–       1 c milk

–       3 tbsp dark rum

–       1 tsp vanilla extract

–       Squirt of fresh lemon juice


–       Melt butter in saucepan

–       Mix in brown sugar until melted

–       Add milk slowly, whisking as you add

–       Once mixed, add flour and continue to whisk until all clumps are gone

–       Take off heat

–       Add rum and continue to mix

–       Add vanilla extract and a pinch of salt

–       Add lemon juice

–       Serve hot (we served over cold fruit)

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